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The Cultural Landscape Foundation Launches Inaugural Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Gallery Guide for Photographic Exhibition Honoring Life & Legacy of Modernist Landscape Architect Dan Kiley


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Traveling Photographic Exhibition Follows 100th Anniversary of Kiley’s Birth – New Original Photos by Celebrated Artists Document Kiley’s Design Legacy – Opens Nov. 14th at the Boston Architectural College

Washington, DC (September 20, 2013) – The Cultural Landscape Foundation today announced the launch of its inaugural Kickstarter campaign to raise $7,500 to fund a gallery guide that will accompany a forthcoming traveling photographic exhibition about the life and legacy of Dan Kiley (1912-2004), one of the nation’s most important and influential Modernist landscape architects: The exhibition opens November 14, 2013, at the Boston Architectural College and features approximately 46 images documenting the present state of more than two dozen of Kiley’s 1000+ designs, including: the Miller House and Garden, Columbus, IN; the Art Institute of Chicago South Garden, Chicago, IL; and one of his final residential projects, Patterns, a garden for Gov. & Mrs. Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV in Delaware. The full color gallery guide – What’s Out There: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley – will include images from the exhibition along with entertaining and insightful personal recollections from colleagues, friends and family.

“When the 100th anniversary of Kiley’s birth came and went last year – and nothing happened – The Cultural Landscape Foundation decided to mount a tribute to one of the nation’s most important Modernist landscape architects,” said TCLF Founder and President, Charles A. Birnbaum.  “We have received tremendous support from the artists, who donated their time and work, professional associations, landscape architecture firms and individuals. Now we need to fund the exhibition’s gallery guide to help honor this iconic figure.”

The Kiley exhibition at the Boston Architectural College will remain on view through 2013 and then travel for the next three to five years. Venues are currently being negotiated, and an updated schedule will be posted on TCLF’s Web site.

Generous support has been provided by Presenting Sponsors, The Davey Tree Expert Company and Victor Stanley, Inc.; Exhibition Partners, the Boston American Society of Landscape Architects Chapter and the Boston Architectural College; Media Partner, Landscape Architecture Magazine; and Educational Partner, the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Additional support for the exhibition has been provided by Armstrong Landscape Design Group; The Office of Cheryl Barton; The Office of James Burnett; Brown Richardson and Rowe; CMS Collaborative; Julie Donnell and John Shoaff; Halvorson Design Partnership; Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Design; Edmund Hollander Design; the Hubbard Educational Foundation, Inc.; Kornegay Design; Lee and Associates Inc.; Mia Lehrer + Associates; Jeanne and Steve Maritz; Joeb Moore + Partners, Architects; oslund.and.assoc.; Janice Parker Landscape Design; PWP Landscape Architecture; Reed Hilderbrand LLC; Janet Rosenberg & Studio; Sasaki Associates; Joe and Carol Shull; Robert A. M. Stern ArchitectsSuzanne Turner Associates; Michael van Valkenburgh Associates; and WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect.

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF)
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is a 15-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers.  Through its Web site, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations. TCLF makes a special effort to heighten the awareness of those who impact cultural landscapes, assist groups and organizations working to increase the appreciation and recognition of cultural landscapes, and develop educational tools for young people to better connect them to their cultural landscape environs.